From flooding down the Shore to flash-flood watch for Philly

A flash-flood watch was in effect for the area until early Sunday morning with a forecast of about two inches of rain for the Philadelphia region.  Most of the Shore region was also under a flood watch, as well as at risk for dangerous rip currents.

Water on the roadways has already affected parts of Wildwood, where police closed the George Redding Bridge earlier Saturday evening due to flooding. The bridge was open again, but motorists should exercise caution as rainfall will continue through the night.

“Today’s pretty much the definition of a washout,” Trent Davis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly office, said Saturday.

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The cause can be attributed to an unusual weather pattern for this time of year — one more likely seen in the fall.

“In a way, it’s almost like a setup for a nor’easter,” Davis said. “Definitely too warm for snow, thankfully.”

Down the Shore? Might as well check out the Inquirer and Daily News’ guide on the best activities for a rainy day at the beach. A high rip current risk in effect through Saturday evening.

A chance of showers and storms was possible early Sunday with a high for the day in the mid-80s before falling just around 75 degrees.

There is also a 30 to 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms possible throughout the region until Friday.